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Regimental number5999
Place of birthArmoy, County Antrim
Place of birthCromachs, Armoy, Co Antrim, Ireland
Other trainingNil
AddressMoorooduc Post Office, Moorooduc, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.75"
Weight179 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Craig, Cromagh, Armoy, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahan, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 19 June 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularNil
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingNot known
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Armoy Presbyterian Church, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Parents: George and Jane CRAIG, Cromagh, Armoy, Co. Antrim
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 11 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm: fractured radius). Transferred to hospital, Eastleigh, England; proceeded overseas to France, 30 August 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 29 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 April 1918 (remained at duty). Admitted sick to hospital, 16 May 1918; rejoined unit, 26 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 8 June 1918; died of wounds, 9 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesRobert Thompson, 'Ballymoney Heroes 1914-1918' (self published, 1999), p. 334. NAA B2455 file 3439099

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